Gorgeous

Gorgeous

eBook - 2009
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She's looking good... but Allison Avery can't believe it. Growing up with beautiful, blond sisters, Allison has always been the dark-haired, "interesting-looking" Avery. So when the devil shows up and offers to make her gorgeous, Allison jumps at the chance to finally get noticed. But there's one tiny catch, and it's not her soul: The devil wants her cell phone. Though her deal with the devil seems like a good idea at the time, Allison soon realizes that being gorgeous isn't as easy as it looks. Are her new friends and boyfriend for real, or do they just like her pretty face? Allison can't trust anyone anymore, and her possessed phone and her family's financial crisis aren't making things any easier. Plus, when she finds out that she might be America's next teen model, all hell breaks loose. Allison may be losing control, but how far is she willing to go to stay gorgeous forever? Following the critically acclaimed Lucky, Rachel Vail continues her poignant sisterhood trilogy with the rebellious middle Avery sister, Allison. Fiery, sarcastic, and just plain fun, gorgeous captures the heartbreak and hilarity in one girl's attempt to have it all.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061861192
0061861197
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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FindingJane Sep 12, 2016

“Gorgeous” is a curious sort of novel, combining a faint whiff of the supernatural with the all-too-real world of raging adolescence, a place where misplaced rumor and scandal are just phone clicks away and boredom, frustration and despair are every-day companions. Welcome to high school. Poor Allison Avery is the middle child, neither a brainiac like her perfect older sister Quinn nor a beautiful sweetheart like her younger sister Phoebe. She’s certain that she’s mean spirited (well, she can be), too normal and too bland to be pretty. Then she sells her cell phone to the Devil. Neat twist, huh? This novel grabs you from the first line and doesn’t let go until its hopefully-ever-after ending. The inclusion of the supernatural is at times smirkingly funny, but you have to wonder just how much the Devil is really involved. He’s handsome, suave, probing and slick, just as you’d expect him to be. But you have a sneaking suspicious that a lot of what’s happening to Allison may simply be her own doing rather than the machinations of Nick Scratch. Allison finds herself in one quandary after another due to her ill temper, her initial submission to her two supposed best friends and her entanglement with the spunky girl from the big city…or rather, the Big Apple. She’s becoming someone different and her friends and family wonder what’s going on with her. Sometimes she wonders too. This book keeps you guessing about Allison, the Devil, her friends, family and the ultimate choices she’s going to make. It’s not deep literature (Allison is the typical millennial; when her teacher speaks about Faust and the deal he makes with the Devil, she has only a vague idea of having heard about him somewhere.). But it’s an above-average way to spend a day.

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SoftFire
Mar 14, 2015

I enjoyed all three books but I think the "devil" element made this book the odd man out. The series is especially interesting because the sisters describe each other and themselves differently, while retaining their core character traits throughout regardless of whose turn it is to narrate.

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SVpup28
Feb 26, 2013

Amazing, book i can't put it down!! I am on ch.17 out of 27 and i dont want it to end. Read it if have not done so!!

tiffyjm12 Aug 21, 2012

This book is fantastic !! Has a great plot and I understood it even tough I didnt read the first book ! Very funny and could not put it down !! ... My new favorite book tied only with " Catching Jordan "
Must read them both !!

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hollyberry123
Jun 12, 2012

devils can be scary but this book was good and sad also very inspiring to me hope you will also enjoy this incredible book too!!!!!

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poetrymiss
Jul 27, 2011

a pretty good book slow at parts still a good read though

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princess555
May 01, 2011

it was okay... Books that feature devils in them are sometimes very ... freaky.

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nlach
Apr 30, 2011

sad inspiring book!!

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